‘Thousands of units of supportive housing—affordable housing with onsite support services for people experiencing homelessness who face additional barriers to stability—are standing vacant for months while more than 70,000 New Yorkers remain in shelter and on the streets. This is the ultimate inefficiency.’
‘Supportive housing has been notably absent from most mayoral candidate housing discussions in spite of the fact that our homelessness crisis is the worst on record – and that it disproportionately impacts Black and brown New Yorkers. It is time for that to change.’
Laura Mascuch and Brenda Rosen |
Much has been written about the proposal to triple minimum rents for the very lowest income households. That’s not even the worst of it.
A supportive housing advocate—who hopes to convince Gov. Cuomo to build more of it—says more attention must be paid to the differences between temporary homeless shelters and permanent supportive housing.